1318, John Dynham born in England, heir & s/o 7605584. John Dinham & 7605585. Margaret de Bortreaux.
1332, John’s father died.
4/24/1332, Grant to John de Eltham, earl of Cornwall, the king’s brother, … of the custody of the lands of John de Dynham to hold during the minority of the heir John, the son, or other heir, … (S) CPRs.
5/20/1332, Writ for IPM of John de Dynham. Cornwall: Bodardel. The manor … Brigge. The hamlet … John his son, aged 14 years and more, is his next heir. Somerset: Buclonde Dynham. The manor … Corston. The advowson of the church … Devon: Hertilond. The manor … Harpeford. The manor … Matteford. The manor … Ilstyngton. The manor … [over 31 knights’ fees] (S) CIsPM.
Bef. 10/6/1337, Ralph Daubeney, for 100 marks, granted the marriage of John de Denham of the county of Devon. (S) CPRs.
~1341, Muriel born in England, d/o 7605586. Thomas de Courtenay & 7605587. Muriel de Moels.
5/3/1340, John took livery of his father’s lands: “Covenant upon coming of age. Lady Margaret who was wife of Sir John de Dynham = (1) John son and heir of Sir John de Dynham = (2) Indenture whereby (1) testifies that (2) is today of full age; she grants that he from today can enter and take the lands and rents which are the inheritance of Sir John de Dynham, and which (1) holds in ward in Devon and Cornwall.” (S) UKNA.
5/12/1340, John gave fealty and homage to the king. (S) CCRs, 4/22/1362.
3/29/1343, Lady Margaret 'de Dyneham' entered into Agreement for adjustment of dower with her son John.
1/11/1343, The suit between Lady Margaret and her son John was finalized. Witnesses:- Sir Reginald de Botreaux, Sir William de Botreaux, Sir John de Ralegh, knights, … (S) Cornwall Record Office.
3/29/1343, Lady Margaret [de Hydon] who was wife of Sir John de Dyneham, knight ', gave the manor of Bodardel, Cornwall to her grandson John, Lord Dinham under Agreement for adjustment of dower. (S) Cornwall Record Office.
2/18/1346, Exemplification at the request of John de Dynham, ‘chivaler,’ … Henry de Sancto Hillario, plaintiff, and Geoffrey de Dynham, deforciant … (S) CPRs.
1346, John quitclaimed lands in Whyteleigh to his cousin Oliver de Dinham.
1/13/1349 at Chudleigh, John de Dynham and John de Raleigh, knights, sureties for Theobald Grenville before Bishop Granddison. (S) A Complete Parochial Hist. of the Co. of Cornwall, V2, Polsue, 1868, P371.
9/30/1353, To escheator in Somerset. Order not to distrain John de Dynham for his homage and fealty and not to intermeddle further with the manor of Corston Dynham … (S) CCRs.
3/25/1355, “… William Dumfervyll knight to sir Hugh de Courtenay Earl of Deveneshir' and Margaret his wife. Lands, … Witnesses, Sir John Dynham, sir William Daumarle, … knights, …” (S) UKNA.
6/7/1355, John Dyham witnessed a grant of his father-in-law Thomas de Courtneay the Elder, knight.
[––John & Muriel––]
Bef. 3/27/1357, John, Knt. of Hartland, Devon married Muriel.
6/28/1357, Order to the escheator … land in Southbrok, … taken into the king’s hands by the death of Margaret de Dynham [John’s grandmother], delivering the issues thereof to John de Dynham, … she held … for life … in dower of the inheritance of John … (S) CPRs.
9/22/1359, Exemption for life … of John de Dynham from being put on assizes, juries, … against his will. (S) CPRs.
12/12/1360, John’s mother died.
1/23/1361, IPM of Margaret de Dynham. Somerset: Bokelond Dynham. The manor, held in dower … Devon: Harpford. The manor … She died on 12 December. The aforesaid John de Dynham, knight, her son, aged 40 years and more, is her heir. (S) CIsPM.
1361-2, Sir John de Dynham guardian of the lands of John, son and heir of Roger Prideaux. (S) Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries, V4, P177.
4/22/1362, To John escheator in Somerset. Order to cause John son of John de Dynham to have seisin of the manor of Bokelond Dynham taken into the king's hand by the death of Margaret de Dynham, … Margaret (his mother) held the manor for life in dower by assignment of John de Dynham sometime her husband of the heritage of John his son and heir. (S) CCRs.
1365, “John de Dynham, knight; … The petitioners show that Courtenay leased to them manors and lands in Devon and Somerset for their lives. The lands have been taken into the king's hand because an inquest found that the lands were held from the king in chief. The petitioners have petitioned to be able to prove this was not the case …” (S) UKNA.
1366, Lawyer's letter to his client, Sir John Dynham. [Multiple issues addressed in the letter.] (S) UKNA.
5/20/1367, The king lately recovered against John de Dynham, knight, the wardship and marriage of Joan daughter and heir of John Inge. (S) CPRs.
1/20/1368, Indenture made between John de Cheverston, Knt, on one part and John de Ferers, Knt, John Daumarle, Knt, and Richard de Greynevyle … Wits. William Botreaux, … John Dyneham, … Theobald de Greynevyle (2097248), Thomas Chambernoun, Adam Cole, all Knights. (S) UKNA.
3/1369, Due to an outbreak of the plague in London, the royal court was moved to Windsor.
Bef. 8/12/1369, Muriel died; buried at Hartland Abbey, Devon.
1371, To Roger Dore,… on account of the waste made by Sir John de Dynham, Knight, upon the buildings of the manor of Corffton … (S) Issue Roll of Thomas de Brantingham, Bishop of Exeter, Lord High Treasurer, P375.
7/14/1376, Pardon to … for non-appearance to answer John Dynham, knight, touching a plea of 100 marks … (S) CPRs.
7/16/1377, Richard II crowned king of England.
1/1381, John’s son recorded as John de Dynham junior as he went to London to do homage for lands of his mother. [Another record of ‘junior’ in November.]
1/20/1382, John attended the wedding of King Richard II and Anne of Bohemia. (S) UKNA, AR/37/41/1. [Excellent record of his expenses that year, e.g., Expenses on food, 'pro convivio in London'; includes 6 wigeon, 4 rabbits, 80 larks and other birds, 1 lb of dates, almond, ginger, saffron, 1 lb of 'prunis de amysynys', 2 ounces of sugar, cloves (gariofil'), red and white wine, and white wine for cooking 1 1/2d (pro coquina), coal, candles.]
1/7/1383, John was murdered by robbers.
1/15/1383, IPM of John de Dynham, knight. Somerset: Bokelond Dynham. The manor (including a park without deer) … Corfton. A carucate of land, with the advowson of the church … He died on Wednesday the morrow of the Epiphany last. John de Dynham, knight, aged 24 years and more, is his son and heir. Cornwall: [Bodardel.] The manor … Donnegny. The manor … He died on 7 January last. … Devon: Hertilonde. The manor … Notewill. The manor … [Harp]forde. The manor … (S) CIsPM.
2/18/1383, John’s son John travelled to Carlisle to do homage for his father’s lands.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P285.
Child of John and Muriel: [1 son, 1 daughter]
i. John Dinham (1901396), born 4/12/1359 in England.
7/2/1380, Presentation of Thomas de Eyton, … Great Shelford, … in the king’s gift by reason of the minority of John de Dynham, son and heir of Muriel, daughter and one of the heirs of Thomas de Courteneye, tenant in chief, … (S) CPRs.